Some pictures around the jungle town of Yurimaguas, Peru.

The sunrise in Yurimaguas, Peru.

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They sell these turtles in the market for food. Some are the size of two bowling balls. They strap a piece of wood over the hole where the turtle sticks his head out to keep him trapped and place them upside down. This guy tries to get away, but his destiny was turtle soup. You can also buy turtle eggs for sale in the market.

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Parrots are everywhere in the market for sale. You can buy these baby parrots in the market for about $ 2.50 USD. The real big one cost about $7.00 USD.

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This bird was for sale in the market. Probably for food?

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You can buy monkeys for sale also. But I believe they are illegal to sell. I asked for permission from one guy for a pictures of his monkeys and he said, “no.” Rather mean looking guy, so I respected his denial.

Do you call it exploitation of wildlife or just a way someone makes a living in the jungle? Do you eat chicken or beef?

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